Netanyahu addressed the AIPAC policy conference in Washington via satellite from Al-Quds (Jerusalem), saying: “Words alone will not stop Iran. Sanctions alone will not stop Iran. Sanctions must be coupled with a clear and credible military threat if diplomacy and sanctions fail.”
Reuters news agency indicated that “despite the tough rhetoric, the hawkish prime minister gave no indication that Israel was ready to act precipitously at a time when world powers have re-engaged with Iran in new negotiations and he himself is caught up in the delicate task of forging a new government after January's elections.”
Yet, it pointed out that the “remarks showed that the latest round of international talks with Iran in Kazakhstan last week had done little to soothe Israeli concerns. It is a message he is likely to deliver face-to-face when he meets Obama.”
Netanyahu considered that “Tehran was moving ever-closer to bomb capability and was using the negotiations to "buy time”.
He said that “Iran is getting closer to the red line (Which Netanyahu had set at the UN in September), and it's putting itself in a position to cross that line very quickly once it decides to do so.”
From here, the Zionist PM urged Washington to “set strict limits on Tehran's nuclear development that would trigger a US military response.”